Blogs and the Canadian election


David Kopel in the Rocky Mountain News briefly and usefully summarizes, better than I did in a recent post, the important role Minnesota blogger Ed Morrissey played in Canadian politics. He makes the point that while Morrissey uncovered information about corruption in Canada that a judge had prohibited Canadian papers from printing, no U.S. paper picked up on the story—which was easily available from Morrissey's "Captains Quarters" blog (you can get Morrissey's posts from his archives). So while the New York Times is interested in uncovering details of a U.S. national security program, it has no interest in uncovering corruption in Canada.

Kopel's column also discusses other issues; it's all worth reading.